Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 152

Contest No. 152 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. You will also be asked to verify that you are a human being and not a robot. Please follow the instructions in the "Captcha" box. Then (3) click "Save".

Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission. Also, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest. This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else's similar spontaneous, gut-instinct caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you may enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Tuesday, October 15, 2019.   

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions.


"It says, 'I wouldn't buy any green bananas.'"

"It says what we just ate wasn't chicken."

"You're breaking up with me?"

"It says we're lucky we have homeowner's insurance."

"It says it hopes I have a good divorce lawyer."

It's in French!

“It says ‘Help! I am being held prisoner in a Chinese fortune cookie factory.’”

"Hair Today ... Gone Tomorrow!"

"Says ... Warning ... Don't Eat The Soup!"

"Wifucious say ... I KNOW you are with your Secretary...
Hope you didn't EAT the Chow Mein!!"

"It wants to know if my will is up-to-date."

Actually, some of my best friends are Chinese.

"Honey, I have to read it, in a WHISPER...
It says ... 'Sir, your Fly is Open!'"

Is that a dog barking back there?

I'm pretty sure that fortune doesn't mean what you think it means....

Wife: Well, what does it say honey?
Husband: "That wasn't chicken."

"For your SURPRISE of the day ...
That was NOT Chicken!"

"What do you mean ... yours has the waiter's phone number?"

"Looking at the price we`ve just paid for the meal, these must be Cost a Fortune Cookies."

Mine says, "Your wonton soup was contaminated with E. coli."

"It's the hospital 'Emergency' telephone number!"

You will not be around much longer, spend it now

"Apparently, my CREDIT CARD was declined!"

No,No,No I said Twist it, lick it, and light it...

This is your last supper, enjoy.

It says “Your wife knows what you are doing!”

That's odd, mine says "Now you finished dumpling bowl, now stay close to toilet bowl".

My life is so boring, even my fortune cookie just says "Nope"

Mine says, "Tip your waiter, or else..."

This one says "HELP, I'm trapped in a fortune cookie factory"

I hate this "Lucky 8 Ball" restaurant. My fortune just says "Try again tomorrow"

Geez Doris, are they trying to tell me something? Mine's completely blank.

Mine is just a coupon for 10% off Pepto Bismol

"Good morning Eli! In response to your comments about the mysterious, deadly Chinese food... Mr. Wolf, Mr. Warwick and I,
all mentioned 'Chicken'(Mr. Warwick, also, a 'Dog,')I believe, because of the infamous rumours or tales of the past, of the Chinese people cooking stray cats and dogs, in lieu of chicken. Then there were mentionings of food poisoning etc. I just thought by the man in the cartoon's expression, after he obviously had just eaten, and was now on dessert ... that he might have been food poisoned (as you could be at ANY restaurant- not necessarily Chinese.) Hope it clarifies!

Thanks, Kay. Of course I'm aware of all the legends about the mystery ingredients in Chinese dishes -- I was just making a plea to give them a break!

"Ah ... Now, I get the point! I guess we were all leaning
in that same direction.

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